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Counting Continues In Queensland Poll

Queenslanders are still waiting for the official result of the state election more than a week after going to the polls.

While counting continues Labor had by Monday afternoon won 46 seats, with 86.3 per cent of votes tallied.

The ABC has predicted Labor will win 47 seats, returning Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with a slim majority in the 93-seat unicameral parliament.

Labor sources are confident the government will secure the numbers needed to lead parliament and avoid cutting deals with a more diverse crossbench.

The LNP is forecast to win 38 seats and despite the results being all but officially confirmed, leaders of both the major parties had a quiet start to the week.

Ms Palaszczuk has not made a public appearance since last Monday, where she fronted the cameras during a meeting with the Local Government Association of Queensland, but did not take questions from reporters.

Meanwhile, LNP leader Tim Nicholls, who has made multiple appearances since the November 25 poll, has faced mounting speculation he will be ousted from the opposition's top job, with sources saying he could face a spill this week.

On Tuesday the focus will remain on seats like Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, Maiwar and Townsville, where only a handful of votes separate candidates.


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